Winifred H. Zanders

Biography

Serving South America, Caribbean, Windward Islands, Europe (Cuba), Central America

 

Winifred H. ZandersSupervisor Winifred Houston Zanders, a native of Cocoa, Florida, is the youngest of five children born to the late Mr. Jeff Van and Mrs. Beatrice Houston. Being raised by parents who were firm Christians while believing in the humanity of all people gave her respect for herself and others at an early age.

As one of the first black students of Brevard County, Florida, to integrate segregated schools, she had to overcome the barrier of racism. This early experience taught her how to understand cultural differences while celebrating her heritage without shame or regret. After graduating from Sabino High School in Tucson, Arizona, she returned to Florida and attended Stetson University.

This ambitious Woman of God made dreams a reality for many clients during her successful Mortgage Banking career. While serving in the banking industry, she also involved herself in many social and civic organizations. She was a member of the NAACP, Habitat for Humanity, and the Junior League. She was elected and served as First-Vice and President of the Space Coast Mortgage Bankers Association. After years in the mortgage banking industry, she retired to assist with her children's development.

Wini Zanders is always thankful for God's grace and faithfulness. She demonstrates this by her service in the Kingdom of God, leading young people, assisting seniors, and aiding those who are less fortunate. She served as the President of the Violet Williams Missionary Society of Saint Paul AME Church, First and Second-Vice President of the East Florida Conference Minister's Spouses Alliance. Supervisor Zanders was the Founder of Camp Xtreme, a summer enrichment academic camp held in collaboration with the Duval County Public Schools. She served as a member of the William M. Raines SAC committee for several years.

Winifred Houston Zanders is married to Bishop Marvin C. Zanders, II, and they are parents of David Christopher, Marvin Frank Curtis, and Micah Van Zanders. She is the Episcopal Supervisor for the 16th District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. This Woman of God smiles, shares, and serves, believing she can do all things through Christ, who gives her strength. Supervisor Zanders is a light in the darkness and a voice in the wilderness declaring, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge God, and God will direct your paths."

 

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